6. Garth Brooks Performed One of Jay Leno’s Favorite Songs/h2>
Country singer Garth Brooks was the musical act on Leno’s last night and he performed his hit song “The Dance.” Later on to end the show, Brooks played his classic hit “Friends In Low Places.”
Before performing, Garth Brooks gives a short, heart-warming speech to his dear friend Jay Leno and tells him he loves him. Many times during his performance he looked over in Jay’s direction smiling. It was very sweet.
7. Several Stars Tweeted Their Farewell to Leno
Just wanna say thank you for always being the sweetest and having me on your show these past 4 years! Great times! Big fan @jayleno
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) February 7, 2014
Jay Leno has interviewed hundreds of celebrities over the years and many of them wanted to show him some love and say goodbye to their beloved host. Have a look at some of the tweets …
Good night, Jay Leno. Your show lasted longer than any of my marriages. (And were a lot funnier, too!)
— Debbie Reynolds (@DebbieReynolds1) February 6, 2014
Thanks @jayleno for being supportive of me and my tunes from day one!! Has always been a pleasure to be on your Tonight.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) February 7, 2014
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) February 6, 2014
8. Los Angeles Will Now Celebrate “Jay Leno Day”
— Jay Leno (@jayleno) February 6, 2014
It’s officially Jay Leno Day in Los Angeles. Such a nice honor.
9. Leno Will Continue To Be In The Spotlight After Tonight
The Reviewing Network salutes Jay Leno on the night of his final Tonight Show after 22 years. pic.twitter.com/1nulAmIxwc
— Aaron Falvo (@cartoon089) February 7, 2014
Though Leno will be giving up his reign as a late-night host, he will continue his career in comedy. Fox News reports:
Leno, 63, said he plans to continue playing comedy clubs, indulging his passion for cars and doing such TV work as comes his way — other than hosting on late-night.
10. Johnny Carson Ended The Night
Jay Leno is retiring, as did Johnny Carson before him. Ah me. Here is a painting I did as a tribute to them both: pic.twitter.com/IhLH1osY3V
— J.L. Meadows (@Toonicorn) April 3, 2013
As many know, Leno inherited his gig on The Tonight Show from the legendary Johnny Carson, who held down the job for over 30 years. For his last words of the night and for his career as host, Leno chose to quote the man who started it all:
And, in conclusion, I want to quote Johnny Carson: “I bid you all a heartfelt good night.”